(Closed) weddings?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
4714 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

Well we started on a Monday morning at 9am then got married that Saturday lol

pick a date


guest list

venue (food etc)


who in the wedding




etc etc etc




Post # 4
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Well, we started thinking about the general date and location and thought about our ideal budget. Then we wrote a preliminary list of guests and did some research online on reception locations and general pricing. We explored venues that include all the linens, food, alcohol etc, and ones where you have to sort these yourself. That allowed us to rejig our budget based on headcount and/or cut the headcount. Then we talked about the extras that we’d want – photographer, videographer, flowers, cake, officiant, photobooth, invites, rings, music etc and researched those in our area to get an idea of price. Again we rejigged our budget and narrowed venues down to ones that fit. This is currently where we are at and our next step is to visit the venues we’ve narrowed it down to, ask them a barrage of questions (there are great resources for what things to ask online) and make a decision on which to book. Then we will send the Save the Dates and go about narrowing down the “extras” in the same way, likely agreeing what’s most important to us and then cut back on things that aren’t in order to better stick to our budget. At least I hope this is how it goes… I am actually very poor with organization! Good luck!

Post # 5
1463 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

First thing is to establish the budget, number of guest, theme, color scheme, then you would moved to flowers, DJ, etc.

Post # 6
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I started by choosing an approx length of engagement/ ideal wedding month.

Next I started looking at venues, when they were available, how much they cost.

Then I figured out what my budget was and narrowed down the venue options, chose a venue/date based on when venue was available. 

Finally figure out what the venue includes, who has worked at that venue before (look up photographers! often they will tag where the wedding was held and possibly some vendors. I found that SUPER helpful) And by that time I had a list of other pieces of my wedding puzzle! 

Post # 7
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

When we decided to get married, I had about 9-10 months to plan.  First thing I did was get a planning notebook where I wrote down all the ideas I have had in my head for years.  I went over those ideas and nixed the ones that didn’t fit our style or budget.

I wrote up a tentative guest list, set our date and chose my theme and colors.

Then we went to a bridal expo to get an idea of what the wedding world offered (in terms of price and service, etc.)  It was a shock to say the least but that helped me get a tentative budget going.

With this budget, guest list and date, I started searching for venues.  I narreowed down the ones in our budget and then went from there looking for vendors.  It is an extensive process but so worth it when you start to book vendors.  

After a little editing, I now have a set guest list, a set budget and we’re still getting things in place.

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